Freelance writer living on Brisbane's north side. Studied creative industries - currently studying library and information services.
Published December 27th 2013
Eat, Drink, Chat
Emilio's Cafe is a small pleasant eatery settled amongst the hustle and bustle right on the corner of the Anzac Avenue-School Road intersection—located within the shopping precinct on the left-hand-side of Anzac Avenue heading into Kallangur. At the car park entrance of the Family Medical Practice, Emilio's Cafe offers breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea, and is a great local option for lunch dates, catch-ups and simply 'eating out'.
The menu at Emilio's Cafe is segmented into all-day breakfasts, a lunch menu, main menu, kids' options, gourmet burgers and sandwiches. You can order meals straight off the menu or from the specials board at the front of the shop nearest the cash register. Although there isn't a drinks menu available, cold beverages can be purchased from the fridge behind the counter or you can order the usual coffee and milkshakes from one of the friendly staff.
Seat yourself outside or inside the cafe at one of the many tables with your order number and relax. When your meal is ready the happy wait staff will bring it over to you—service with a smile.
Meal 1: Emilio's Lasagne Emilio's own lasagne with beer battered chips and a side of salad: $11.90 This meal was scrumptious and unique—probably one of the best homemade lasagnes I've eaten. I could taste a hint of garlic and fresh juicy tomato. The lasagne wasn't too heavy in the stomach and it was topped with a reasonable amount of cheese. The chips were between crisp and soft—just right in my opinion—and not drenched in copious amounts of unnecessary oil. All components of the side salad were fresh and clean.
Meal 2: Gourmet Burger Rib fillet steak, egg, onion, cheese, beetroot, sauce and salad on a fresh bun with chips: $12.90
This meal was juicy, tasty and filling—all in a good way. The meat was succulent and cooked to a nice pink shade inside; the onion was a nice brown; lettuce, cucumber, carrot, tomato and beetroot slices were bright and fresh; and there was just enough cheese to taste. There were a few herbs sprinkled over the top and the bun was soft too. Again, the chips were between crisp and soft, and not drenched in copious amounts of unnecessary oil.
Meal 1: Emilio's Lasagne (slightly eaten by myself).
The atmosphere at Emilio's Cafe is always welcoming, upbeat and bustling. There's always the sociable background noise of laughter and chatter, and the staff are more than happy to help—greeting you with a smile and answering any menu questions that you may have. I've only ever had good experiences at Emilio's Cafe—I implore you to give it a go.